Wednesday, June 16, 2010

sometimes simple is good

hat~eugenia kim for target
shoes~jeffrey campbell

i can't believe it's wednesday already! i've been horrible about blogging and reading/commenting on blogs lately. i'm sorry. there don't seem to be enough hours in my day to get everything done. we are trying to get our bedroom decorated(finally) and getting my husband who debates and thinks and rethinks everything to make decisions is not easy but we're making progress! i'm hoping it will be done in the next two weeks.

anyway, it is has been ridiculously hot and humid here so it's more of the same in terms of outfit. a simple dress and a pair of's so simple it almost feels like i'm cheating. people seem to think that you made much more of an effort than you actually did when you wear a dress. i found this dress the other day at f21. i think it's part of the love 21 collection which is a little bit better quality and supposedly targeted at the "more sophisticated" f21 shopper. i love the color and the details but once again it's a wee bit short. i'm only 5'2 so it's not such a problem for me but really if the average woman is 5'6 how is she supposed to wear this? i couldn't pass up this hat in target and i'm still not sure i can pull off the fedora but it is keeping me cool so i don't really care if it looks silly:O

my son is spending time with my sister, the girls are off being teenagers and the man doesn't get home until late so it's just me and the dog for the evening. these days everyone has their own schedule. i'm getting a taste of what life will be like when the kids leave the house. i'm not sure i like it. i like to have my family all in one place. the upside...i don't have to cook dinner tonight. i'll probably eat a bowl of cereal and watch a movie.


  1. Every time I read your blog and then see the pictures you take, I always ask myself how can she be a mom? I'm sure you take good care of yourself that's why you look so great! Great dress!

  2. I have to say you have the best fashion sense! You pull your outfits together effortlessly and they look great on you as well! As a 30 something year old mother myself you give me tons of inspiration!!!

  3. You look beautiful as always. Enjoy your quiet time :)

  4. I love everything about this outfit!! Seriously.

    Is that dress from F21 this season? I kind of need it in my closet.

    And I have a fedora from Eugenia Kim for Target that I just love :-)

  5. you look lovely! this is the perfect summer ensemble. that color is so pretty with your skintone.

  6. Cindi~ I try to take care of myself not just for me but because I think having a happy, healthy and interesting mom is a great example for my kids, especially my daughters:) Thanks for reading!

    Egypt~ Thank you:)

    Dina~ I absolutley enjoyed the quiet! I finally had some quiet time to read. I got about halfway through The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. It's sooo good!!

    Breanna~ I just got this dress last week. I didn't see it online but you should check out the local f21:) I predict that my fedora is going to get a lot of wear. I love it!

    Anna~ Thank you! Lately, I'm obsessed with green. I can't get enough of it:O

  7. adorable dress!